Ideas to Improve Curb Appeal with Landscape Design

Would you like to improve curb appeal with landscape design?

Everyone wants their home to make a good first impression, as well as have a warm and welcoming entry. There are many things you can do to add curb appeal to your home using a creative and well thought out landscape design.

Some of them are quite simple, like making sure your lawn and landscape are well maintained and cleaned up, or adding some colorful plantings. There are some larger scale things that can be put in place that will really up your curb appeal.

One study shows that improving the curb appeal can increase the value of your home by 5% - 11%. You can view the report here.

Looking at front entry way with no improvements
Before photo of residence without much curb appeal.
front entry way after making improvements
After photo of the same driveway with stamped concrete and some bold landscape design elements.

A bold entry

Photo of front entry that shows how to improve curb appeal with landscape design.
The wide paver walk, framed by aspen, creates a welcoming and inviting entryway into the home. 

A home’s entry is the key to curb appeal, and there many ways to make yours stand out. Your front walk is a great place to start. A wide front walk makes a bold statement that is sure to stand out. Curving or meandering your walk through the front yard can also add interest. Creating a front walk from flagstone, pavers, or colored concrete can take what was just a utilitarian aspect of your front yard and turn it into a focal point.

Add vibrance to your driveway

This  Pine Creek residence doesn’t have any shortage of curb appeal; its paver driveway and water feature make it stand out.
This  Pine Creek residence doesn’t have any shortage of curb appeal; its paver driveway and water feature make it stand out.

Your driveway is another place to have a look if you’re looking to landscape with curb appeal in mind. Once again, your driveway doesn’t just have to be the same old gray concrete. You can create a major upgrade to your curb appeal by using pavers or colored concrete to spice it up. If you have an existing driveway that’s in good shape you could add stamped concrete or a flagstone band to give it some vibrance.

Add a focal point

Front of House Landscaping for House in Colorado Springs, CO
This front walk provides modern style, and the simple addition of the three basalt columns stands out nicely.

Adding even a relatively simple focal point can make a big difference in any front yard. Adding a decorative boulder, specialty plant or tree, an outdoor sculpture, or even a small water feature can be a relatively quick and easy way to get your home some more curb appeal.

Handling the terrain

Multiple terraced retaining walls create multiple plant beds, and the different levels gives much more ability to display your plants.
Multiple terraced retaining walls create multiple plant beds, and the different levels gives much more ability to display your plants.

You don’t need a flat yard to create serious curb appeal. Heavily sloped yards can make for some of the most attractive landscapes. Adding stairs helps, creating a more welcoming approach to the front door, as well as aiding with safety. Retaining walls can help to manage the slope, which are attractive in their own right, and available in a wide area of different stones and boulders, or blocks. Retaining also serves to put all your plantings on display.

A new curved walkway and a flagstone retaining wall that complements the brickwork of the home beautifully create a wonderful front yard.
A new curved walkway and a flagstone retaining wall that complements the brickwork of the home beautifully create a wonderful front yard.

Contact a landscape design professional to improve your curb appeal

Whether you have a new landscape, or just need to update your existing landscape, we can help to make sure your home has the curb appeal it deserves. Contact us today to get in touch with a designer.